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Nuclear rotation

  1. Mar 6, 2014 #1
    we know that an electron rotates about its own axis.similarly does the electron too rotates about its own axis? and does nucleus and electron vibrate in an atom?
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  3. Mar 6, 2014 #2


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    No, we do not know that. The electron posseses spin, i.e. intrinsic angular momentum, but this is not due to rotation. Rotation and vibration are classical concepts that cannot be applied to quantum systems.
  4. Mar 6, 2014 #3


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    First of all, please reread what you wrote here. It makes no sense.

    Secondly, as has been mentioned, there is no evidence that "electron rotates about its own axis". There are numerous threads discussing electron spin in this forum. Please do a search on that first and see if they can correct your misunderstanding here.

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